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Aries 29: A celestial choir singing

Aries 29: A celestial choir singing

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Aries 29: A celestial choir singing
T h e w o r d c e l e st ia l d e s c e n d s f r o m t h e Latin caelestis meaning “heavenly” its
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and caelum “heaven,

s k y . ” A m on g

d e r i v a t i v e s a r e t he F r e n c h c ie l , t he S p a n i s h c i e l o , a n d t h e I t a l i a n c ie l o , a l l o f w h i c h m e a n “ s k y . ” T h e wo r d s k y i s a d e r i v a t i v e o f the Indo-European (IE) root skeu- which means “to c o v e r, c o n c e a l. ” 2 Paronyms i n c l u d e c u st
Aries 29: A celestial choir singing
T h e w o r d c e l e st ia l d e s c e n d s f r o m t h e Latin caelestis meaning “heavenly” its
1

and caelum “heaven,

s k y . ” A m on g

d e r i v a t i v e s a r e t he F r e n c h c ie l , t he S p a n i s h c i e l o , a n d t h e I t a l i a n c ie l o , a l l o f w h i c h m e a n “ s k y . ” T h e wo r d s k y i s a d e r i v a t i v e o f the Indo-European (IE) root skeu- which means “to c o v e r, c o n c e a l. ” 2 Paronyms i n c l u d e c u st

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Aries 29: A celestial choir singing
The word
celestial
 
descends from theLatin
caelestis
 
meaning “heavenly”
and
caelum
 
“heaven,
s
y.”Among its
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 derivatives are the French
ciel 
, the Spanish
cielo
, and the Italian
cielo
, all of which
mean “sky.”
The word
sk
is a derivative of the Indo-European (IE) root 
 
skeu-
which
means “to cover, conceal.”
2
Paronymsinclude
custody 
,
cuticle
,
hide
,
hoard 
,
hose
,
 huddle
,
hu
,
obscure
,
recoil 
,
scum
,
 
and
skim
.The word
choir
descends from the Indo-European (IE) root 
gher-1
 
meaning “tograsp, enclose.”
3
Paronyms include
 yard 
,
carol 
,
choral 
,
chorus
,
cohort 
,
court 
,
 courteous
,
curtsy 
,
garden
,
girth
,
girdle
,
hangar 
,
orchard 
.The word
singing
 descends from the IE root 
sengw-
 
which means “tosing, make an incantation.”
4
Paronyms include the word
song
, as well asthree compound words
Meistersinger 
,
minnesinger 
, and
singspiel 
eachof which is of German origin.
THEMES:
The first theme concerns
SINGERS. 
A
choir
is an organizedcompany of 
singers
; especially one performing church music or
singing
 in a church.
5
Paronyms of 
choir
include
chorus 
(a body of singers whoperform choral compositions, usually having more than one singer foreach part).
 
A second theme concerns
SONGS.
Recall that one of the paronyms of 
singing 
includes
song 
while paronyms of 
 choir
include
chorale 
(A
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http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=celestial
 
2
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 78
 
3
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 30
 
4
 
Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 75
 
5 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/choir

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